What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"? (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
What's a really good, intelligent movie that's guaranteed to make you feel good? Anything goes except anything with talking animals, animation or anything holiday related.
Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
How can I LEGALLY pay for or rent and download movies in the UK without using iTunes? [more inside]
What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
Please name some sci- fi space movies that have a team of (at least) four characters, a team of heroes that eventually forms organically over the course of the film (ex: Star Wars.) [more inside]
Can you help me find more films like Marley and Me--i.e. films about dogs, but made for adults. [more inside]
What happened to the US public performance rights for many Studio Ghibli (home of director Hayao Miyazaki) animated films? I'm trying to set up a film festival and no one seems to know who owns the rights.. is there any way to find out? [more inside]
Examples of movies about people collaborating on creative projects? [more inside]
Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby.
Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby. [more inside]
My father, a holocaust survivor, is interested in a Polish film called "Requiem dla 500,000" (Requiem for 500,000, directed by Waclaw Kazimierczak and Jerzy Bossak). I was entrusted with the task of getting a hold of it (purchase/download etc). Where should I start? I couldn't find it on Amazon, Google Video, etc.
What brands are, and/or where can I find the notebooks used by Cate Blanchett's and Bill Murray's characters in The Life Aquatic? [more inside]
What are some films with scenes involving clapping/applause? [more inside]
What's the best WWII movies for air battle scenes (domestic or foreign)? [more inside]
Can you think of films with scenes in which a lock (or locker, safe, handcuffs, etc.) is prominent and integral to the plot? I am helping compile a montage of scenes involving locks (like Dial M for Murder key hiding, or Gaslight desk lock opening). Heist films, people getting out of handcuffs, locks being picked -- these things would all be helpful.
I'm looking for films in which someone knows something important but no one will listen to them. Sarah Conner in Terminator 2, Rosemary in Rosemary's Baby, Horton in Horton Hears a Who. Others? Obscure or famous; either is good.
Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
Licensing foreign films for commercial use follow up... [more inside]
What animated movies star awesome female characters? Bonus points if it's appropriate for a younger children (a 3 year old and a 6 year old), extra special bonus points if it's not utterly irritating to adults. Scary bits may need a certain amount of skipping over.
What foreign film titles are there that involve remarkably realistic characters -and- settings as part of the plot and use a contemporary setting? [more inside]
I'm an aspiring screenwriter and I need help finding an agent or manager. Askme, please help! [more inside]
Help me understand tax credit incentives for filming movies in a particular city/state. How would the production company get enough taxable state income to make a credit worth it?
What films are used in Mastodon's video backdrop for their Crack the Skye tour? [more inside]
Could anyone help me to identify the source material this screenshot is from? [more inside]
Please suggest books and films in which the antagonists are consistently clever, creating complex and elegant (evil?) plots-within-plots to befuddle the protagonist and audience! [more inside]
What scary black-and-white movie, involving bleeding portraits and howling black dogs, did I see back in the '60s? [more inside]
Movie quotes containing the phrase "ten years"? [more inside]
Different ways to watch movies aside from unplugging and moving a rather large iMac around the house? [more inside]
Movie Filter - 70's / early 80's, Disney-esque? intrepid kids getting caught up in some mischief. [more inside]
There's a ridiculously adorable little black dog featured in a scene of the film The Nanny Diaries. What breed of dog is this? [more inside]
We've already had a thread that covers films made in East Germany, but I'm looking for films about East Germany, in the same vein as The Lives of Others and Goodbye Lenin. Recommendations?
Are there any childfree-positive movies or TV shows, i.e., where the protagonists 1) do not have children, 2) explicitly do not want children, 3) are reasonably happy with their choice, and 4) do not change their minds by the end of the story? (Spoilers herein for Four Christmases and Sex and the City.) [more inside]
The greatest a-holes to ever strut in front of a documentary film maker's camera? [more inside]
Ross Kemp on...... condoms and STDs? [more inside]
Where can I find lots of historical media? I'm looking for any kind of photos or film, newsreels, anything. [more inside]
What were the movies that made you go WOW? [more inside]
Please suggest smart, dryly amusing dramas with great dialogue and characters, a la The Squid and the Whale... [more inside]
I'm looking for good foreign films which are also suitable for family viewing (anything below or barely R-rated). Serious or troubling subject matter is quite fine, but not excessive violence or nudity.
I loved movies A, B and C and hated movies X, Y and Z. What tools are available out there which will use this information to recommend movies I might like?
Help me remember the name of this acclaimed recent indie film. [more inside]
How can I find out when the movie Birth of a Nation premiered in Raleigh, NC? IMDB lists the movie's release date as 3/3/1915. I searched newspapers around that date and saw nothing. I believe the idea of movies opening nationwide on a single date is a relatively recent one, so it may be a different date than the one IMDB lists. [more inside]
What do you consider to be the best or most important movies of the past 20 years, whether Hollywood or international? I'm rebuilding much of my movie collection in 720p H.264 (approx 5GB each) or 1080p and want to be sure I don't miss anything. [more inside]
What are some of the best web & print resources to aid my exploration of Japanese film? [more inside]
Does a movie studio releasing many, many different video formats (multiple SDVDs, HD DVD, UMD, VOD) of a particular movie indicate that this movie performs well at retail? Or is it more likely a desperate attempt to recoup from a disastrous theatrical run?
Please help me find films that depict heaven or the afterlife [more inside]
What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
Looking for good film depictions of the classic Victorian haunted house. [more inside]
I'm looking for the best one man revenge against the world films ever. [more inside]
Help me identify this short film. A man was having dinner in a big table when he notices the figure of an old lady through the shadows of the room next to where he was eating. Although there were more people with him he was the only one that saw her. When he finished he asks one of the servants if there was an old woman working in the house. He is told that indeed there was a lady with his description but that she had died earlier that day.